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KELIKI PAINTING CLASS Learn Balinese Traditional Keliki Painting from local artists in a unique Culture setting. Practice the unique technique of Keliki painting with traditional materials and techniques. A local master artist will walk you through the process step by step working with you to create your own masterpiece to take home. This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities. Together with the teacher you will gain an understanding of both the process as well as the traditional motif which give these work such depth and meaning. Learning about egg-painting in a traditional Balinese art style. This class conducted by locals will teach the basics of various Balinese egg-painting styles, such as the best ways to paint on an egg. You'll get to experience trying out a few styles including landscapes, floral and colour themes with close help from the teachers. Traditional Balinese egg painting class in the arts and cultural village of Ubud, Learn the basics behind traditional and ancient Balinese painting styles on the unique slate of an egg and Have a go at it yourself painting your own egg! This is a great way to spend a day, whether you're an artist, or a beginner. enjoy learning how batik is made in this relaxed studio in Ubud, This is an experience everyone should try. Our team are passionate about our craft and eager to share our knowledge and talent. It is truly bring out the artist in you. Not only is it a truly memorable and inspiring experience - it's convenient too.You'll learn the traditional art form using organic dyes and hot wax. We supply Includes all the materials you need to make your own original batik. The class is held in a casual but comfortable studio in the family home compound and is run by master artist. You can do everything stage of the process yourself under our guidance. T-Shirt Painting WOOD AND STONE CARVING

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Balinese batik fabric

Batik is generally thought of as the original Indonesian textile. Motifs of batik are close to nature such as flowers, twinning plants, leaves buds, flowers, birds, butterflies, fish, insects and geometric forms are rich in symbolic association and variety. 

It would be impossible to visit or live in Indonesia with out to be exposed to batik. In a batik store or factory you will undoubtedly experience an overwhelming stimulation of the senses - due to the many colors, patterns and the actual smell of batik. The word batik is come from the word 'ambatik' which means 'a cloth with little dots'. The suffix 'tik' means little dot, drop, point or to make dots. Batik may also originate from the Javanese word 'tritik' or 'titik' which describes a resist process for dying where the patterns are reserved on the textiles by tying and sewing areas prior to dying, similar to tie dye techniques.




The patterns to be dyed into the clothe are drawn with a canting, a wooden 'pen' fitted with a reservoir for hot, liquid wax. In batik workshops, circles of women sit working at clothes draped over frames, and periodically replenish their supply of wax by dipping their canting into a central vat. Some draw directly on the cloth from memory; others wax over faint charcoal lines. 

This method of drawing patterns in wax on fine machine-woven cotton was practiced as a form of meditation by the female courtiers of Central Java; traditionally, batik tulis (tulis means 'write' in Indonesian) is produced by women. woven batik But as a time goes and economics' reason, the application of waxed patterns with a large copper stamp or "cap" appeared in the batik industry to answer competition with cheap printed European cloth.





Batik has its own prestige in Bali. Using high class batik, like hand made (batik tulis) can show social status. Its beautiful designs, inspired by religious mythologies to everyday encounters, spread throughout the world. Originally stimulated by Javanese motifs, dominated by nature and other mythological characters. Modern batik artists express themselves through various subjects. 

Today batik is not limit for traditional or ritual wearing in Bali. Some designers promote Bali Batik as elegant fabric that can be used to make casual or formal cloth. And its motif become richer then before from objects of nature such as birds or fish to daily activities such as cremation (ngaben) procession or tourist attractions as well as religious and mythological stories, accompanied by modern interpretation.

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